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Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway Ramp Is a Go

We have said this before, but this time, it’s for real: We now are closer than ever to getting an ADA accessible ramp on the Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway. As noted by a story in the Courier Post, “A Delaware River Port Authority committee recommended Tuesday that the full board award two contracts later this month […]

SRT Race and Locust Crossings Temporarily Closed Beginning August 1

This just came in from the Streets Department. Schuylkill River Trail Crossings will be closed for track work starting Tuesday, August 1st. Please plan accordingly.

Pennypack Trail Bridge Construction Continues

A bridge replacement project on the Pennypack Trail near the Ed Kelly Amphitheater is progressing. Over the past 10 days the bridge structure has been put in place but there is still a considerable amount of work before the project is finished. In the meantime a continuous ride on the Pennypack Trail requires a short […]

Taking Your Bike On Amtrak? Sign Up For This Webinar

Caron Whitaker, a consultant with the League of American Bicyclists will be hosting a webinar with speakers from Amtrak and Adventure Cycling Association to speak about Railroad’s current bike services and facilities, the Amtrak Bike working group, and plans for the future. There will also be plenty of time for questions and answers, so sign […]

Friends of the CVT Progress Update

The next meeting of the Friends of the Chester Valley Trail will be held on Tuesday 7/18 at 7pm at the East Whiteland Township Building. For those who couldn’t make the CVT Downingtown Extension meeting a few weeks ago, you can click this link to see a draft of the master plan and a video […]

New Jersey DOT Awards Transportation Alternatives Funds

On June 22nd, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Board selected the recipients of the 2017 NJ DOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). A total of eight projects received funding. Of those, three Circuit projects were included.

36 Municipalities Have Now Signed Circuit Resolution

In an April blog post, we reported that the Circuit Coalition’s initiative to garner support for constructing 500 miles by 2025 was “gathering steam,” with 20+ municipalities on board. At that time, we were also pursuing counties to get them to sign the resolution, but had yet to get one on board. A few months later […]

Manayunk Bridge Lighting Moved Back To 2019

On Monday June 19th, a small group of planners, local decision-makers, and concerned citizens met at the Manayunk Brewing Company to discuss the progress of the bridge lighting project. Officials were on hand from Philly Parks & Rec, Whitman, Requardt and Associates Engineering, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and Lower Merion Township. They displayed posters […]

Chester Creek Trail Access Survival Guide

The Chester Creek Trail is popular. So popular that the trail’s three parking areas are often filled to capacity, even on weekdays. A recent survey conducted by the Friends of the Chester Creek Trail indicated that 84 percent of the respondents arrive by car. Reports on the Friends Facebook page indicate that some people of […]

Learn About Lighting the Manayunk Bridge

The Manayunk Bridge Trail opened in 2015 ready for some fine pedalin’. Or so we thought. The bike/ped trail bridge, which connects Manayunk, in Philadelphia County; to Lower Merion, in Montgomery County; can be a great commuter route. Except: When the bridge was constructed, lights were not included in the budget—which means Parks and Rec […]

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